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  • BIRTH 25/04/1891
  • DEATH 01/09/1954
  • Country United Kingdom
  • MOVIES 58

Harry Cording

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Hector William "Harry" Cording (26 April 1891 – 1 September 1954) was a British character actor. Cording was brought up and educated in his native England, and later settled permanently in Los Angeles, where he began a film career in 1925. He appeared in many Hollywood films from then to the 1950s. With an imposing six-foot height and stocky build, "Harry the Henchman" usually portrayed thugs, villains' henchmen and policemen.

Cording's most notable roles were probably as the villainous Dickon Malbete, Captain of the Guard in Errol Flynn's Adventures of Robin Hood and as Thamal, the hulking henchman to Bela Lugosi's character in 1934's Black Cat. As a contract player at Universal Pictures in the 1940s, he turned up in tiny parts in many of their horror films, such as The Wolf Man.

Having appeared in a bit role in 20th Century-Fox's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone (1939), he went on to appear in supporting and bit parts in seven of the twelve Universal Studios Sherlock Holmes films in which Rathbone starred.

Harry Cording

Movies (58)

East of Eden
East of Eden
Bouncer (uncredited)
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Dickon Malbete
Red River
Red River
Gambler (uncredited)
Against All Flags
Against All Flags
Gow
Each Dawn I Die
Each Dawn I Die
Temple
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Waiter (uncredited)
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr.…
Rough Character in the Park
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Mahmoud
Captain Blood
Captain Blood
Kent
The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables
Blacksmith Hawkins
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Jack Brady (uncredited)
The Wolf Man
The Wolf Man
Wykes (uncredited)
Strange Cargo
Strange Cargo
Guard (uncredited)
Bluebeard
Bluebeard
Policeman (Uncredited)
The Black Shield of Falworth
The Black Shield of Falworth
Captain of King's Guards (uncredited)
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
Blacksmith
Ambush at Tomahawk Gap
Ambush at Tomahawk Gap
Stableman (uncredited)
The Prince and the Pauper
The Prince and the Pauper
Second Guard
The Ghost of Frankenstein
The Ghost of Frankenstein
Mob Leader (uncredited)
Texas Cyclone
Texas Cyclone
Jake Farwell
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Man Stealing Watermelon
Titanic
Titanic
Boiler Room Engineer (uncredited)
Terror by Night
Terror by Night
Mock the Undertaker (uncredited)
Ship Cafe
Ship Cafe
Stoker (uncredited)
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Sentry (uncredited)
Mutiny on the Blackhawk
Mutiny on the Blackhawk
Bos'un
Ride 'Em Cowboy
Ride 'Em Cowboy
Poker Player (uncredited)
The House of Fear
The House of Fear
John Simpson
Peter Ibbetson
Peter Ibbetson
Guard (uncredited)
The Black Cat
The Black Cat
Thamal
The Invisible Man Returns
The Invisible Man Returns
Miner (uncredited)
Song of Revolt
Song of Revolt
Peasant Rebel Leader (uncredited)
Calcutta
Calcutta
Tea Planter (uncredited)
Dressed to Kill
Dressed to Kill
Hamid
Gypsy Wildcat
Gypsy Wildcat
Captain Marver
Captain of the Guard
Captain of the Guard
Le Bruin
The Pearl of Death
The Pearl of Death
George Gelder (uncredited)
The Strange Door
The Strange Door
Road to Morocco
Road to Morocco
Warrior (uncredited)
The Spider Woman
The Spider Woman
Fred Garvin (uncredited)
Inside Job
Inside Job
Bartender
That Lady in Ermine
That Lady in Ermine
To the Last Man
To the Last Man
Colby Man Fred (uncredited)
The Patriot
The Patriot
Stefan
Mata Hari
Mata Hari
Ivan (uncredited)
The Mummy's Tomb
The Mummy's Tomb
Vic - Farmer (uncredited)
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
Turnkey (uncredited)
Son of Frankenstein
Son of Frankenstein
Bearded Gendarme (uncredited)
Daredevil's Reward
Daredevil's Reward
Second Heavy
Trail of the Vigilantes
Trail of the Vigilantes
Phil
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Moose Legrande
The Big Trees
The Big Trees
Cleve Gregg
Mask of the Avenger
Mask of the Avenger
Zio d'Orsini
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
Camberwell
Lydia
Lydia
Hotel House Detective
King Richard and the Crusaders
King Richard and the Crusaders
Castelaine Spokesman (uncredited)
Killer Leopard
Killer Leopard
Supt. Saunders
Devotion
Devotion
Coachman with Frightened Horses (uncredited)